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What are Shared Hosting Solutions?

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A shared hosting solution pertains to storing and/or sharing given web content on a server managed by a shared hosting provider. There are different forms of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's take a gaze at them. In this way, you can determine what you want, based on whether you'd like to establish a web portal, e-mail address accounts, or to share files with chums and associates.

- File hosting: a solution supplied by various file storage providers, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting accounts are often supported by displaying adverts by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a certain amount of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file storage account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud shared hosting". This is a totally distorted interpretation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud shared hosting system would allot the workload between different stacks of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous shared hosting services (mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is simply a sort of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; some corporations offer a hosting service for images only. This hosting variant is suitable if you desire to share a great quantity of pictures with mates or acquaintances since the solution is generally free of cost. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for web sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service committed to taking care of your electronic mail accounts. Some suppliers provide shared hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an email hosting solution. If you desire to run an email address with your domain name but do not desire to possess a web site, then the email shared hosting solution is what you want. You can set up e-mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain name. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of using this method instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video clip produces a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with several video clips and a few hundred web page viewers, you may have difficulty with your shared hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will allow you to own as many video files as you want without worrying about system supplies.

- Shared hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to own a web site. To some extent, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting variants since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and mail aliases, upload videos, etc. At you can have a glance at shared shared hosting and dedicated hosting packages that enable you to have all of the abovementioned services in one location. There may be limits based on the sort of shared hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Based on that, your shared hosting account may be better or worse compared with the routine e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are purposed for particular web content only.

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